A happy 70th birthday to Burt Hooton, who threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in just his fourth major-league start.
Happy 41st birthday to Devern Hansack, who threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox in 2006.
Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders features a foreword by former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent and honors such the legendary pitchers and one-shot wonders who have thrown no-nos.
Two pitchers who threw no-hitters – Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson – were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame 83 years ago today.
“Salida Tom” Hughes, who threw a 1916 no-hitter for the Boston Braves and lost another one in extras for the 1910 New York Highlanders, was born 135 years ago today.
Two-time no-no thrower Warren Spahn was elected to the Hall of Fame, 46 years ago today.